License to discriminate

If law isn't anti-LGBT, why was Tony Perkins at the Mississippi signing?

FRC president Tony Perkins was at the Mississippi bill signing, joining local lawmakers and the governor for what they considered a triumphant moment. Tony was one of the only non-elected officials to be there. He had no real ties other than the fact that he, as one of the strongest practitioners of the anti-LGBT arts.

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Mississippi legislature passes "license to discriminate" bill

After earlier "reviewing" the Arizona-style "license to discriminate bill" the Mississippi legislature has quickly passed the bill, sending it to the Governor for signature.

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Anti-LGBT Family Research Council presses Mississippi to pass license-to-discriminate law

The many conservatives and countless people of faith who came out against Arizona's gloriously failed license-to-discriminate bill are "shrill and irrational voices," at least according to the Family Research Council.

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Mississippi repackaging anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom Restoration" bill

The Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), or SB 2681, has dropped its language about religious freedom following a vote from the state's House yesterday, but a study committee has been formed "to investigate how to pass such a bill in the future," ThinkProgress reported.

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AZ Gov. Brewer's staff helped craft the anti-LGBT bill she later vetoed

E-mails released by Governor Jan Brewer reveal her legal counsel and policy director worked with the Center for Arizona Policy, the group behind the bill, "to make it more palatable to the Governor"

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Religious leaders, equality advocates stand against discriminatory bill as Mississippi House readies to vote

While this bill cites religion as its motivation and justification, equality organizations and religious leaders in the state have spoken out, strongly condemning its discriminatory essence.

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Snapshots: TED Talks, supporting intersex youth, trans representation in journalism, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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"License to Discriminate" vetoed in Arizona but still on the table in 7 states

Nearly a quarter of the country have recently considered or are still considering bills similar to the "License to Discriminate" SB 1062 that was vetoed this week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

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Barney Frank, Steve Case, George Takei and more speak out against SB1062

Former Rep. Barney Frank, investor Steve Case, actor George Takei and CNN's LZ Granderson have all joined the voices urging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's to veto Senate Bill 106.

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Snapshots: Sarah Kate Ellis on MSNBC, CeCe McDonald, sharing a Russian artist's story, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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